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10 Most Popular Types of Dance
Dance has been a part of human culture since the very earliest communities and civilisations, with recorded evidence of dancing being found dating back to 30,000 years ago.
Since then, different dances have changed, merged and evolved into what we know today as the most well-known dance genres.
Here is a list of the most popular types of dance:
4. Hip Hop
6. Tap Dance
7. Folk Dance
8. Irish Dance
9. Modern Dance
10. Swing Dance
Ballet dance developed during the Italian Renaissance, before evolving in France and Russia into a concert dance meant for public performance. This is in the form of a ballet, in which the dance is choreographed with classical music.
Ballet productions vary between using elaborate costumes and staging and using minimal costuming and bare staging.
Ballet is now a widespread, highly technical form of dance with many subgenres including classic, romantic, neoclassical and contemporary.
With six core recognised methods: the Cecchetti method, the Bournoville method, the Vaganova method, the French School, the Royal Academy of Dance method and the Balanchine method, ballet is studied professionally at top dance schools all over the world.
Harlequin Floors have developed a range of specialist ballet dance floors providing enough traction to prevent injury while still allowing for fluid movements demanded by ballet dancing. Harlequin Cascade is one of our most popular ballet dance floors and can be laid over many of our sprung floors.
Harlequin Floors also offer professional ballet barres available as either permanent wall mounted, floor mounted or freestanding barres.Scottish Ballet on Harlequin Cascade
Ballroom dance is a type of partner dance originating at the end of the sixteenth century in France. Commonly used as shorthand for any partner dance, ballroom has today evolved into two main subgenres – standard/smooth and Latin/rhythm.
Dances within these categories include the waltz, tango and foxtrot, and pasodoble, bolero and samba.
Ballroom is a popular form of competitive dance, or dancesport, with competitions being held all over the world.
With several sub-categories to ballroom dancing, dancers require a versatile floor. Harlequin Fiesta and our specially crafted Harlequin Liberty Ballroom dance floor offer an excellent versatile dance floor for all styles of ballroom dance.
Harlequin Liberty Ballroom is the used by the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and Professional World Ballroom Dance Champion, Christopher Hawkins.Dance Against Dementia | Night of 100 Stars on Harlequin Liberty Ballroom
Developed during the mid-twentieth century, contemporary dance is now one of the most popular and technical forms of dance studied and performed professionally, especially in the US and Europe.
Drawing on classical, modern and jazz dance styles, contemporary dance has evolved to incorporate many characteristics of a broader range of dance forms.
Known for its emphasis on strong torso and legwork, contract and release, fall and recovery and floor work, it is often known for unpredictable and disordered changes in speed and rhythm throughout a performance.
Contemporary dancers therefore require a shock-absorbing surface to protect their feet, legs and ankles from rapid movements and changes in rhythm. Harlequin’s innovative ‘triple sandwich’ Harlequin Activity sprung floor can be paired with several of our vinyl dance floors, to create the ideal surface for contemporary dance.Rosie Kay on Harlequin Hi-Shine
Hip-hop dancing refers to a range of street dances that developed in relation to hip hop music and culture. Hip-hop dancing dates back to the early 1970s in New York and California, evolving out of Funk and the development of break beat.
Main styles of hip-hop dancing include Breaking, Locking and Popping, with derivative styles emerging out of these including Memphis Jookin’, Turfing, Jerkin’ and Krumping. These were often popularised and made mainstream after being featured in music videos of the time.
Today, hip-hop is performed in outdoor spaces, in dance studios and competitively.
Unlike many competitive dance styles, hip-hop is often improvisational with dance crews challenging each other to dance battles.
At Harlequin Floors we have created Harlequin Freestyle, a specialist dance floor designed specifically to meet the unique demands of Hip Hop and other street dance styles.Da Rookies on Harlequin FreeStyle
Jazz dancing has its roots in seventeenth-century African traditions, brought to the Americas via the Atlantic slave trade as slaves continued dancing traditions in Brazil, the US and elsewhere on the continents.
Known for its improvisational and dramatic body movements, the jazz dancing grew in popularity in early twentieth-century jazz clubs.
Today, jazz dancing builds on African American vernacular dance styles that emerged along with Jazz music in the US. Swing, the Lindy Hop, the Shimmy and the Charleston are popular kinds of jazz dances.
For your Jazz dancers, our range of vinyl floors including Harlequin Studio and Harlequin Allegro offer ideal surfaces for practice and performance.
Tap dancing is a type of percussive dance characterised by the “tap” of shoes hitting the floor as the person dances. Tap dancers often wear metal “taps” on the heel and toe of a shoe to accentuate the sound.
Often performed as part of musical theatre, tap dancing often focuses on choreography and formations, with more than one tap dancer performing at once.
Tap dancing characterises a range of dances including flamenco, rhythm, classical, broadway and postmodern tap.
As a percussive dance style, tap dancers are looking to achieve a crisp, hollow sound to accentuate their performance. This unique characteristic of tap dancing requires a specialist floor for optimal performance. Harlequin Fiesta is an excellent choice of tap dance flooring for your dance studio or performance space. Lay over a sprung flooring system such as Harlequin Liberty to protect your dancer’s joints and allow them to perform with complete confidence.Tap Attack on Harlequin Cascade
Folk dancing is celebrated worldwide with people of different cultures and religions using various forms of folk dance to portray emotions, stories, historical events or even aspects of daily life.
Some well known types of folk dance include: Bharatanatyam (India), Samba (Brazil) and Hula (Hawaii). Some cultures may even perform multiple variations of folk dances, with countries like South Korea performing individual dances for key events such as victories in war, farming, music and religion.
Folk dances are commonly held at public events, where people can participate regardless of whether they are professional or complete beginners. Such dances are also accompanied by traditional music to further enhance the cultural experience.
Our range of portable performance floors and dance floor hire services are excellent for folk dances held at all types of public venues and events.Folk Dance
Originating in Ireland, this form of traditional dance has been popular for hundreds of years amongst Irish people and other countries worldwide. Popularised by shows such as Riverdance, Irish dancing is famously known for its fabulous display of footwork and dance formations.
Most Irish dancing events are traditionally accompanied by signing and music. During festivals, dances are held to showcase talent and to compete for trophies or medals.
Whilst most people may recognise Irish dancing as being a group performance, there are many well-known forms of solo Irish dances, such as the stepdance.
For Irish dance floors for your studio or performance space, consider our range of specialist sprung dance floors. Couple with a Harlequin vinyl floor such as Harlequin Standfast to create an excellent quality floor for your Irish dancers.Riverdance on Harlequin Cascade
Considered as being a broad genre of dance, modern dance primarily arose from western countries such as the USA and Germany during the late 1900s. While most forms of dance are structured and feature set steps, the purpose of modern dance is to rely on the dancer’s interpretation of the music and feeling to guide movements.
Modern dance was initially born out of dislike for the limitations of traditional dances such as ballet, which often oppressed dancers with rigid rules and techniques.
Currently, modern dance is enjoyed across the world with participants having the ability to practice ballet dancing without having to place strict focus on their techniques or turnout. Instead, dancers can choose a piece of music and use unconventional movements to convey emotions or to tell a meaningful story.
Inject even more creativity into your performance with Harlequin’s printed vinyl performance floors. Print bespoke designs inspired by your choreography or choose from one of our standard patterns.
Due to the multidisciplinary nature and freedom of modern dance, dancers will also feel at home on many of Harlequin’s vinyl dance floors.Royal Academy of Dance on Harlequin Cascade
Swing is a variation of jazz dance which developed between the 1920s to the 1940s as a response to the growing popularity of swing jazz in America. With the evolution of music that occurred during the Jazz era, dance also began to change with the likes of swing music encouraging faster, more rigorous movements.
Popular forms of swing dance include the Lindy Charleston, the Jitterbug, Lindy Hop and the Balboa, many of which are still performed today. Swing dancing would commonly be accompanied by Big Band musicians who often played upbeat melodies which were smooth and easy to listen.
Swing dancers will feel at home on our range of vinyl dance floors. Similar to Jazz, Swing dancers can create beautiful performances on Harlequin’s range of vinyl floors such as Harlequin Reversible Pro with a high performance slip-resistant surface to protect your dancers.Swing Dance
From home dance practice equipment to portable ballet barres, Harlequin Floors offer a range of professional products perfect for use at home or in the studio – no matter your dance style. Our expert technical teams also offer a dance floor installation service for your Harlequin floor to ensure they are correctly fitted and fully compliant with safety standards.
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How Many Styles of Dance Are There?
And How Do I Choose?
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is about the differences between the styles of dance we offer. Is acro the same as gymnastics? What in the world is lyrical, exactly? Should my beginner start with ballet? How many styles of dance are there anyway?
As parents, it can be overwhelming to try to choose which classes will be the best fit for your child, especially if you are not familiar with the dance world. Believe me, we get it! So to help you navigate the class options we offer at our studio, check out the following description of each of the styles of dance we teach, along with some of the unique benefits of each genre, and find out why we recommend diversifying your dancer’s class schedule.
What Styles of Dance are Taught at Dance Without Limits
All styles of dance are not created equal. Every individual dance genre engages a student’s body in different ways, incorporates diverse movements and musical styles, and promotes different technical focuses. As your dancer grows and learns, they may find they gravitate more towards specific types of dance, but giving them the opportunity to train in multiple genres will help them grow to be a more well-rounded dancer with a wider skill set to draw on, which will be beneficial to them both on and off the dance floor.
At our studio, we offer classes in dance styles that range from traditional ballet to modern hip hop. While students of every style are getting tremendous benefits from taking dance classes, like learning body awareness and balance, strength and stamina, and musicality and artistic expression, there are some unique benefits to each style of dance we teach.
Acrobatics, or “Acro” is a class that begins with teaching the basics of floor tumbling such as forward and backward rolls, backbends, cartwheels, and handstands, and progresses to more advanced skills (such as handsprings and aerial work). Acro teachers work with students on their individual level to build total-body strength, flexibility, and mobility.
Acro involves conditioning the whole body and building muscle memory, including a lot of upper body strength, which is often less of a focus in other dance styles. And, because of our use of progressions (steps that must be mastered before moving on to more difficult tumbling), goal setting is a huge part of an Acro class. Your dancer’s confidence will soar when they finally nail that trick they’ve been working on!
Ballet is the technical basis of all dance. Each ballet class begins with work at the barre, then moves to center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is the building block of all other forms of dance and some understanding of ballet technique is necessary to excel in all other styles. For this reason, we strongly encourage all students to take a ballet class at some point in their career as a dancer.
The techniques and discipline that come from ballet training are foundational in jazz, lyrical, and even hip hop and tap. The knowledge of how to carry your body, how to safely and correctly align the parts of your body as you dance, the muscle memory developed by working at the ballet barre, and the grace and confidence ballet instills translates to stronger dancers in all other styles of dance.
Hip hop is a fun and upbeat dance style that has become hugely popular among all age groups. A very energetic form of dance, freedom in movement and creativity is strongly encouraged. Hip hop classes teach students a depth of understanding of musicality, rhythm, and articulation of their body parts. Along with tap, this dance style requires students to divide their concentration between what their body is doing, the rhythm in which they’re doing it, and creativity in movement. Hip hop dancers give a lot of focus to the isolation of different body parts, which is great for their developing brains and very useful in other styles of dance and sports, as well!
Lyrical/Contemporary dance is a fusion of jazz and ballet which uses movement to interpret a song’s lyrics. As a style of dance, Lyrical strongly encourages artistic expression. While technique with a ballet basis is still taught, students are emboldened to “let loose” a little more in these classes and express their personality through both improvisation and choreography. These classes (and all dance) build confidence, performing skills, and self-awareness that carry over into day-to-day life.
Similarly to lyrical and tap, jazz is a genre of dance that puts a tremendous emphasis on artistic expression. Jazz builds on the fundamentals learned in ballet and is very structured in technique. Jazz technique includes a lot of understanding of the isolation of different body parts, the grounded-ness of the body’s weight, and a complex rhythmic physicality, and teaches dancers to build strong connections with the music.
Tap dancing is a percussive style of dance that gets its name from the sound made when the metal plates on the dancer’s shoes contact the floor. Many jazz and ballet teachers will encourage students to take tap to help with their ability to hear the beat of the music, learn rhythm and articulation of their body parts. These skills are vital in a group number when everyone is supposed to be dancing at the same time, but tap classes also give students the opportunity to be both a musician and a dancer at the same time. Tap classes are fun and energetic, but also teach students precision and nuance in their movements.
Ok, this one isn’t so much for the kids, but did you know we offer adult Zumba classes? Get your heart rate up, de-stress, and work up a sweat while having a whole lot of fun. Join us for a dance party that is perfect for everybody, regardless of previous experience. All you need is a positive attitude and a pair of comfy shoes.
Should My Child Take Classes in Multiple Styles of Dance?
If your dancer is loving being in class, you may want to consider adding a second style to their class schedule. It’s very common for students to take multiple classes, and we would love for your dancer to experience more of the tremendous benefits available.
The diversification of dance styles in their repertoire will only make a young dancer stronger, both mentally and physically. Exploring multiple styles of dance will help your child expand their understanding of what their own body is capable of, and grow the confidence and self-assuredness that comes alongside that. They will build on their dance vocabulary, both in terms of movement and terminology. Finally, conditioning can help build strength, flexibility and endurance – qualities that are required in every style of dance!
Dance Class Placement
When signing up for a dance class at Dance Without Limits, students are initially placed in classes based on their age and experience levels. Acro and Ballet class levels are determined by teacher placement, and all new students should register for Acro 1 or Ballet 1. Our classes are designed for students to often be in the same class level for more than one year while building on foundational skills and strength, and learning fresh choreography each semester before moving to the next level. Once classes begin for the semester, if it becomes apparent to the instructor that the dancer needs to be moved into a different class level, your child’s teacher will be sure to reach out to you directly so arrangements can be made to move the dancer to the appropriate class.
We know that the benefits of taking multiple styles of dance are innumerable, so we make sure all of our youngest students get the benefit of an introduction to many styles of movement in each of our preschool classes! Every preschool level class includes creative movement, engaging music, and a lot of encouragement. Our goal in the Twinkle Babies and Twinkle Stars classes is to provide an introduction to the basic steps in Ballet and Tap, plus the fundamentals like following directions and imitating movement. Tot Hop and Tumble is our preschool level Acro and Hip Hop class, where students learn basic tumbling skills like backbends and forward and backward rolls. These classes are assigned based on the age of the dancer, and Twinkle Baby and Me classes require an adult partner to participate.
Ready to Jump Into a New Dance Style?
There is still space in some of our dance classes! Sign up to try a new style, or contact us about a trial class. For more information on our dance studio, visit our website at dancewithoutlimits.co. Dance Without Limits is a family-friendly, inclusive dance studio in Greenville, SC offering dance lessons for toddlers, preschoolers, children, tweens, and teens ages 18 months and up of all abilities.
Dance styles. Description of dance styles with video examples. About dance school
Striptease is the art of seduction... It is interesting because it is able to reveal femininity, sensuality and sexuality in a dancer. Becoming on a par with a man, a woman of our time is increasingly forgetting to be a woman. Stripping refreshes instincts, breaks the shackles of stiffness, teaches you to express feelings and emotions. Pillon classes, in turn, provide amazing physical training.
Difficulties: Rhythmic gymnastics skills, good stretching and good figure are required.
The dancers of these genres are real "dance magicians", originating from the art of pantomime. What they do is amazing! Not for nothing, today there is no one cooler than breakers in modern dance. In their performances, we see the highest level of control over the body, the most complex elements, so unimaginable that sometimes it even hurts to watch. Excitement bordering on horror!
Difficulties: to really achieve something in breakdancing, you need to dedicate yourself to it. And you need to be extremely careful, it does not do without injuries.
Just what you need for fashionistas who are hungry for the stage! The highest degree of posturing and acting. They play on the elegance of forms and lines that reveal the beauty of a half-naked body. Vogue and Waaking are "pathos for whites." The Vogue style is characterized by model poses, it imitates catwalk walking. The style of Waaking, which took a lot from Vogue, is dominated by hand movements (the name itself translates as “waving hands”), they borrowed many movements from locking. Go-Go is a looser style that mixes the previous two and adds elements of other styles, such as the strip. This is the most popular style of dancing nightclubs.
Difficulties: excellent physical characteristics and moral readiness are required to perform on stage practically in underwear.
A modern interpretation of ballet that preserves aesthetic traditions, but gives freedom and flexibility of technique, abolishing the rigid standards of the classics. Choreography is at the heart of these styles. Most of the higher educational institutions under contemporary dance are represented by Contemporary. But the paradox is that this genre is completely unsuitable for dancing to modern dance music. This is purely a stage dance technique.
Difficulties: in order to achieve success in this style, you need to practice from childhood.
The highest "theatrical" form of choreographic art, the embodiment of the highest aesthetic ideals. This is an exclusively stage dance, focused on the audience. It is characterized by strict standards and high requirements for performance techniques, many of which are performed at the limit of human capabilities. In terms of complexity, the elements of ballet can only be compared with the elements of break dance.
Difficulties: professional ballet lessons don't go unnoticed. Extremely high demands leave their mark on the formation of the body, especially since ballet should be practiced from childhood, while the body is still supple. Damage to ligaments, tendons, joints, overdeveloped individual muscle groups and much more are possible.
These destinations are extremely popular today. This is not only dancing, this is leisure, communication, discos. These styles bring people together: energetic, passionate movements, exciting swaying of the hips ... Although these are mostly pair dances, they are organized in such a way that you can easily change partners and make new acquaintances. And they do not require special training, they are quite simple to learn.
Difficulties: at the initial stage, there are few difficulties for lovers, the main thing is to find a suitable partner.
Spanish folk dance with obligatory traditional costumes. Flamenco is particularly dramatic and attracts a fairly mature audience. This is a spectacular and expressive genre filled with passion. He is characterized by a specific choreography of the hands, active beating of tap-dancing trills and luxurious pas in frilled chic skirts in a gypsy manner.
Difficulties: a keen sense of rhythm is needed
Art of seduction, erotic dance of the East (ancient striptease). It is performed in specific costumes with ringing scales, which enhances the musicality of the dance, synchronization with the music. Oriental dance is rich in all kinds of techniques in plasticity, rhythm, replete with small details and decorations. Really professional dancers fascinate with the beauty of the curves of a semi-naked body and clear, finely drawn movements. Unlike other styles, “oriental dancers” delight with the expressiveness of curvaceous forms, the ability to profitably reveal the features of the female figure.
Difficulties: minor shaking, vibrations, harmful to the not yet formed female body.
Modern Dance Base is a dance floor format suitable for different genres of music. This is a universal dance technique that is combined with any style, type and manner. It is not required to memorize dance sequences and performances, the dance is built on the principle of a constructor: there are basic elements and rules, how they fit together. After studying several movements and learning how to combine them with each other, you can improvise to different music, for this a few months of training are enough. The whole dance is based on rhythm, plasticity and coordination of movements.
Difficulties: to achieve beauty and ease in improvisation, it takes time to restore atrophied muscle groups.
Active Styles for Expressive Youth: Swinging and Jumping Techniques to Direct Rhythm Music. Extremely energy-consuming, attract a lot of attention and require a lot of space. You will be unlucky if you find yourself next to such a dancer on a crowded dance floor, since this does not happen often, but these styles have become a hit at street festivals! These techniques turn you on - you just want to join and start dancing. But the dancers are not enough for a long time, because. the set of movements is not particularly large and varied, and all are quite energetic.
Difficulties: finding a place to fulfill them
Initially, R'n'B is a culture of funk, jazz and soul. She also contributed to the emergence of rock and roll. In the future, R'n'B and Hip-Hop began to actively mix, because. they are both part of the African American culture. Today, R'n'B as a dance includes any possible technique, but all of them are performed in a particularly pathetic manner, in the obligatory ultra-fashionable outfit. R'n'B classes are a great solution for those who want to "show themselves." This style gives self-confidence, a sense of one's own coolness and sexuality, it is a cure for complexes and insecurity, which young people lack so much; that is why it is purely a youth trend.
Hip-hop, however, is a serious direction, where the pathos is justified by the really cool training of dancers who do not neglect breakdancing.
Difficulties: constant psychological pressure within the team, where the spirit of struggle and competition reigns.
Pair dance with strict choreographic standards. The dancers are completely attached to their partner, who is extremely difficult to replace.
Disadvantages: injury, occupational diseases. Considering that this is a professional dance for participation in competitions, the loss of a partner almost always entails the collapse of the dancer's professional career.
Advantages: fully reveals the theme of interaction with a partner. The highest form of possible paired dance art.
This is the most ancient and at the same time the most modern style of dance. It is constantly changing, as the standards of femininity and masculinity change. You can dance it in different ways, but the meaning does not change. This is a dance that arouses sexual interest, allowing you to enjoy your image, the effect that you produce. This is the most emotional style of dance, in which the features of male and female movements are maximally expressed. There is a very thin line between the most beautiful and the most disgusting. Therefore, high qualification of the choreographer is simply necessary.
The broad concept of "club dance" includes many movements of various styles. They can be performed synchronously or solo. Club dance today is divided into 2 directions: to music with a direct rhythm and to music with a broken rhythm. Straight rhythm is classical electronic music like Disco House, Techno, Progressive. A broken rhythm is a break beat, breaks, R'n'B, Hip-Hop.
Born at the time of the relevance of ballroom dancing, modern jazz is a combination of classical techniques, street dance styles, jazz improvisation.
Combination of all “old school” styles such as plastique, slides, king-tat, robot. Break Dancing is exciting, vibrant, and colorful. For this reason, he became very popular. Break dancing first appeared in the South Bronx (Big Up's to da Bronx!) in the 70s. At first, it was danced on cardboard boxes laid out on the street, which turned the sidewalk into a stage. Street dancers mixed dance aerobatics with martial arts and disco dance, and each performer crafted his own style. Music poured from portable stereo tape recorders. Now it's a personal way to get in shape and have fun!
A dance technique that allows you to turn on a crowd of spectators using standard artistry techniques, wide, amplitude movements that capture attention, courage and play. One of the main elements of Go-Go is the expression of sexuality and the minimum amount of clothing.
In the early 70's in the United States formed a huge number of groups dancing on the streets, later reincarnated into a culture. It has incorporated a popular form filled with elements of various dance styles.
Stage, power style of synchronized dance, which allows you to work out the quality, endurance. A large number of synchronous connections of popular movements and courage are presented.
A power dance style for a stage where movements are performed with full force and speed. This style features a large number of "wide" movements, swings, rotations and reversals.
All kinds of moonwalks in all directions. This technique is perfectly combined with plastic. The style is based on moonwalks, which give an illusory effect of sliding on the floor. The style includes more than 20 types of gaits. Swimming or sliding on the floor is an illusion created with your feet. This creates the feeling that you are trying to go in one direction, but you are actually moving in another direction. A classic example of this effect is the 'Moonwalk' made famous by Michael Jackson. The actual illusion is an old Pantomime trick.
As a result of the "psychedelic revolution" of the late 60s, a culture of music, fashion, and dance was formed. The manifestation of one's individuality in this form is relevant to this day. The disco style influenced many other styles that appeared later.
He has gained great popularity all over the world, thanks to the music to which he performs. This trendy dance direction helps to get not only an excellent sports form, but also provides an opportunity to show "aerobatics" in clubs. The style evolved from "Hip-Hop", became more diverse and complex. The abbreviation "R&B" stands for "Rhythm and Blues". As a rule, it is danced at the level of improvisation.
Trance as a stylization of dance technique, with a softer nature of movements based on the specific features of electronic trance music, absorbed mainly movements that anyone can perform without special physical training. This is a dance of deep feelings, not always clear to others.
This is not a style of dance, but the level of mastery of any style. The art of arbitrarily combining the movements of all styles known to you in an arbitrary order without the participation of logical memory, using motor memory.
Other directions of club dance are "Hip-Hop". The music of these styles is less aggressive, the movements are freer. This is a rhythmic, jumping technique. Hip-hop can be distinguished by a spring and, as the name implies (hip-hop - small jump).
Emulation of robot movements, setting fixations and many other effects. The inspiration for the development and improvement of the Robot was pantomime. Animation and futurism lives in most people. The hydraulic movements of a robot performed to music that is getting more and more rhythmic. One of the first robot dancers was James Brown (“Goodfoot”, 1969), Los Angeles. The Tick - used in the Robot (Robotics) dance style. The movement gives the illusion that the parts of the body are mechanical, in character and fixation, or start with a push.
This style refers to the “old school” of breakdancing and consists of geometric movements with all parts of the body that are performed at right angles. The style looks like a geometric mosaic. This style imitates scenes depicted on the walls of Egyptian pyramids and temples. Combined with the style of The Tick, includes circular rotations of various parts of the body.
Soft movements of the whole body. The style allows you to master the “wave” technique that you can perform with all parts of the body, as well as learn a large number of smooth movements. These movements are used in most other styles of dance as an auxiliary.
Dance moves for the dance floor, which can be easily combined with each other in any sequence, which allows you to develop the ability to improvise. The style is danced at half strength, so you don't get tired. Usually includes movements from different styles and directions.
Dance moves that can be performed by anyone without special training, simple movements of the legs and body, used in discos, useful when moving from one style of dance to another.
The power dance style, which has become a classic, is used when participating in battles, dance competitions (dance competitions), and includes simple acrobatic elements.
According to Ejoe Willson, considered one of the best dancers in New York, House was born in 1988 as a dance to house music. House differs from Hip-Hop, as Ejoe says, in that when you dance house, you subordinate your body to the melody, while in Hip-Hop you subordinate your body to the musical beat. House is danced in almost all progressive dance clubs. It is distinguished by high speed (like all club music), sharp hand movements, with a certain kind of quality.
Electric wave effect. A mixture of plasticity and movements of the Robotics style.
Breaking in its own right, a modern masterpiece bordering on the impossible. Breakdancing is one of the four elements of Hip-Hop culture, usually performed to DubStep or Hip-Hop music. The technical essence of the style is the control of "torque" in all possible positions, i.e. continue to rotate or be held on any points of support, even on the head. There are four main figures that laid the foundation for many variations in the performance of break dance. This is the most complex acrobatics superimposed on the rhythms of music. The Power Move is perfect for short, stocky breakdancers.
Difficulties: training is associated with injuries, with age it will be necessary to significantly adjust the technique and manner of performance. Or you will have to give up the practice of “lower” breaking altogether. Not any weight is suitable for this dance and you need to be in good shape.
Modern dance styles ⋆ Moscow Dance Center MDC NRG
Hip Hop is a very dynamic and fast dance. It belongs to free-style street dances, improvisation is welcome here. There are many styles of dance from very plastic to frankly aggressive.
Hip Hop Choreo is a style expressing precision and grace of movement. Its other name is LA Style, and this is one of the most spectacular and spectacular dances. Combining many directions, the dancer makes a dance specifically for the composition. It looks very spectacular.
Street Jazz is also a free style. It combines the best elements of various directions. This dance contains many small elements, smoothly flowing from one to another. This is a very beautiful and contradictory dance at the same time.
House is a trendy, very dynamic dance. Here, the active work of all the muscles of the body is welcomed, many styles are combined. The dance originated in one of the nightclubs and quickly spread among young people. Today house is a very interesting dance style. Requiring serious preparation and great endurance of the dancer.
Jazz Funk is a style with elements of classical jazz. However, this is a more free dance, improvisation is also welcome here. You can see the brightest elements of street styles. Dance contributes to the development of endurance, plasticity, gracefulness of movements. Looking for a way to express yourself? He is for you.
Contemporary is quite an interesting style. He uses ballet technique but avoids well-defined movements. This dance is a great way of self-expression, it allows you to bring something new to modern choreography. This style will help to work out the technique, learn to control your own body, observe the coordination of movements.
Booty Dance /Twerk. This dance combines two types of movements. Slow rotation of the pelvis and lower back and rhythmic movements of the buttocks. This is a very passionate dance, it is based on the excellent control of one's own body. Classes in this style will betray the girl more grace, courage and looseness.
Dancehall is a style that originated on the dance floors of Jamaica. It is performed to reggae music with the addition of modern arrangements. The dance is a reflection of culture, customs, traditions and Jamaica. Its performance helps to relax, and the incendiary rhythm charges with an excellent mood.
Reggaeton Fusion is a frank dance. It is a mixture of elements of hip-hop and gentle, sexy Latino. Can be performed in pairs or solo. The style was developed in Latin America, but today it is quite popular all over the world. Performed to reggae music with elements of rap, techno music.
Afro Dance. There are no complex elements in the dance. Many begin to dance from the first lesson. The direction is a mixture of elements of hip-hop and ritual African dances. The dancer completely relaxes and allows his body to move freely to the rhythmic sounds of the music.
High Heels - an eccentric dance. It has everything: femininity, provocation, sexy rhythms of pop music. Choreography is set for each specific track. The style is reminiscent of jazz-funk, but performed in heels. The direction seems complicated only at first glance.
Lady's Style. The main distinguishing feature of the style is a pronounced sexuality. This dance is great for girls. Indeed, thanks to him, they will be able to reveal the grace of the body, become more feminine and attractive.
Go-Go Fusion is a club style that combines a huge number of trends. The ability to move beautifully, to feel the musical rhythm, to be able to quickly switch and improvise is important here. This dance will allow the girl to move confidently and with pleasure, to any club composition.
Strip plastic. The dance originated from striptease. His main movements are aimed at the disclosure and development of his own sexuality. Dance helps a girl to love her body, to become more relaxed, to find charm and grace. Here you do not need to undress, it is important to learn how to express your passion through movements.
Frame up strip. The main distinguishing feature of the style is provocation. This is a dance of expression. Here you can show passion, hatred, desire. When performing this dance, there are no limits in the form of embarrassment or decency. The style combines the rhythms and movements of the latest trends.
R'n'B - the style is in many ways similar to hip-hop, but it is more harmonious. It reflects the sexuality and technique of the dancer. Performed to the music of African American performers. The style is distinguished by extraordinary lightness and sensuality. Here, smooth movements are replaced by hard fixations through the most unexpected transitions.
Popping is a technical dance. It alternates between rapid contraction and relaxation of the muscles. The technique of execution differs from other modern trends, because here the movements are unnatural. The direction originated on the basis of the movements of dancers during improvisations. Therefore, it simultaneously contains the basic elements of different dance styles and the latest elements.
Zumba. This dance is a combination of dance moves and aerobics. Dynamic dance allows you to alternately load a variety of muscle groups. Gradually modeling the body, burning extra calories. The direction allows you to hone the plasticity, to feel the musical rhythm. Get positive energy.
Tribal is a new direction of oriental dance. Oriental style movements in the form of rotations of the hips and abdomen. They are supplemented with new elements of the dances of the peoples of Spain, India and Africa. The music for this dance is reminiscent of the ritual compositions of the ancient tribes. Girls who perform it learn to reveal their inner attractiveness and sexuality.
Club latina. The graceful performance of the beautiful elements of Latin American dances to the rhythms of Cuban music is the main direction of the dance. Contrary to popular belief, you can also improvise here. Excellent posture, graceful gait and graceful movements. Here is what you will get as a bonus by doing this type of dance.
Vogue is not just a style, it's a show, a complete improvisation. Here the direction is set, and where the dancer chooses to move. The emergence of the style is as unusual as its implementation: initially, this direction copied the famous theatrical poses of actress Gretta Garbo. Today the style is adapted to house culture.
Contamination. The style is a symbiosis of modern jazz and hip-hop. Choreography allows you to combine the basic movements of each of the directions. This dance is incredibly dynamic, it can be performed to any music. This is an experimental dance, where a new choreography is born from each basic element.
Body Make. The name speaks for itself. This direction allows you to tighten all muscle groups, performing elements of dance and exercises. A special combination of loads of various types helps to maintain physical fitness, to find a toned body. Thanks to this direction, you will get not only a beautiful figure and posture. But you will also find peace of mind and a good mood.
Stretching is a set of exercises that help you get a great stretch. The complex allows you to make your ligaments and muscles more elastic. These exercises will help increase the length of the legs. A good stretch is necessary for any dancer, and most girls dream of it.
Body Ballet is a direction for those who choose grace, sophistication and lightness. The body badet is based on classical ballet, therefore, during these trainings, you are guaranteed to acquire a noble posture and softness of movements. Do you want to get a more plastic, flexible and toned body? Start doing body ballet.
Dance Mix Kids is a clear and dynamic dance that combines elements from a wide variety of dance styles. Here they will teach you how to dance, easily adapting to a variety of styles of music. In training, you will get the necessary experience in order to light up any dance floor.
Girly Hip-hop. The basic dance moves are taken from hip-hop and jazz-funk styles. However, here the choreography is smoother, softer. The manner of presenting oneself to the public has been worked out, the style of movements is more focused on entertainment.
Choreography is a new direction that incorporates elements of various dances. This is a very specific, multifaceted action. The important thing here is that there is no stress. Style does not require preparation, there are no prohibitions in it.
Krump is a harsh, aggressive dance. Crump reflects the character of the dancer and his worldview. The dancer quickly alternates movements, does it abruptly, performs many jumps. If this is a dance in pairs, it sometimes resembles a fight.
Jazz Modern is a unique dance where jazz culture with unusual African motifs miraculously combines with modern style. Here improvisation is combined with broken movements. Therefore, dance is ideal for people who want to express themselves.
Break dance is one of the offshoots of hip-hop that has gained immense popularity for the contradiction of movements with the basic laws of physics and gravity. A very spectacular dance that allows you to express yourself to the fullest. There is a set of basic elements here. The dancer is invited to independently build a dance to the rhythm of the sounding music.
The C-walk is a dark, rather cynical dance created by a Los Angeles crime gang. He received his recognition thanks to famous rap artists.